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Paula Gardner
Works at Soothed in The City, Essential Travel and Do Your Own PR
Attended University of Kent
Lives in London
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Thanks to Karen de Villiers for great tips and advice on visiting Cape Town  http://www.soothedinthecity.com/karen-de-villiers-cape-town-south-africa/
Karen de Villiers of London Green Africa shares her secrets and tips around visiting Cape Town, South Africa
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Thanks to Simon at Bright Digital Media for his insightful answers to some common social media questions...
 
We are proud to feature on the 'Do Your Own PR' blog, where we offer advice on Social Media Management Tools, Blogging length and Google Plus!
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For any Yoga buffs living or visiting London...http://www.soothedinthecity.com/places-to-practise-yoga-in-london/
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Highgate cemetery: a photo essay of this beautiful gothic London cemetery:  http://www.soothedinthecity.com/highgate-cemetery-a-photo-essay/
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If you're visiting Birmingham any time soon, do check out these ideas for restful things to do from Lula Belle, founder of Glamour in the County http://www.soothedinthecity.com/city-secrets-birmingham/
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My children are a lot older now, and well past the toddler stage, but planning a holiday with teenagers still needs thought. By this age, every one of my children are very set in their likes and dislikes, and very vocal about them too. Planning a holiday with them involves either wrestling with ...
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There are two tickets for the Mayfair, London Chocolate Ecstasy tour up for grabs for my chocoholic readers. Read on to see how you can win
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It's now free to publish a press release on Do Your Own PR. Visit http://www.doyourownpr.com/free-press-release-submission-2/
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New post: catching a breath of fresh air outside Lisbon at Quinta Casal do Frade http://www.soothedinthecity.com/quinta-casal-do-frade-sesimbra-portugal/
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Highgate cemetery: A photo essay of this beautiful gothic graveyard.
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How keeping a mindful travel journal can help deepen your travel experience: http://www.soothedinthecity.com/keeping-a-mindful-travel-journal/
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My review of Agape Cottage, a retreat for body, soul and mind http://www.soothedinthecity.com/agape-cottage/
A Retreat in Essex For Body, Soul and Mind. One of the issues about spas and commercialised retreats today is how easily you can feel as though you are on a conveyor belt, with your massage slotted in at 4pm and dinner served at 6pm. At the same time, silence and space to think isn't always as ...
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  • University of Kent
    English Literature & Film
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    Editor of www.soothedinthecity.com, Founder of www.doyourownpr.com and Press Officer at www.essentialtravel.co.uk
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Agape Cottage is a charming and restful retreat. Whether you need some pampering and relaxed time out, or would like to work on some issues in your life with founder and therapist Sharon Agates, I would recommend Agape. The facilities are amazing - a lovely cabin complete with log burner, DVD player, books, fire pit and a hot tub, plus nutritious and delicious home cooked meals and juices. I enjoyed venison steak for dinner, plus pancakes with fresh berries for breakfast - all beautifully cooked and served. You'll leave feeling freshed and nurtured.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
This is definitely my favourite station in London. Even if you have to wait around for a train there's plenty to do, from taking afternoon tea at Fortnums and Masons to shopping for that notebook to jot down your travel observations at Paperchase or Foyles. If you need some last minute provisions for your trip there is everything from speciality food sellers to Marks and Sparks. I do enjoy sitting upstairs at Carluccios and watching the Eurostar trains arrive and depart: it's very romantic, especialy if you are with someone special as you inevitably end up planning a trip to Paris. The final big, big plus here is that the toilets are free...and clean!
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I came here for a homeopathy and cranio sacral massage session which was amazing - in one hour the therapist had worked out my physical and mental ailments and given me both advice and homepathic treatments. The massage itself was very gentle, very unlike a normal massage, but I left feeling lighter and very much more me. The pharmacy itself is full of lovely stuff, not only alternative health items, but gorgeous toiletries too. The whole place has a very restful and nurturing feel to it.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
One of the best coffees I've had in London for a long time, and a delicious breakfast of pancakes, banana and bacon, done just the way I liked it (not too thick), this little independent is friendly, charming and has a great menu. Breakfast until 4pm is a big plus! The cakes looked good - proper home style cakes rather than fancy patisseries, and they seemed to have a wide selection of teas. The Bread and Bean is a perfect place to stop off at before (or after) a wander around Highgate cemetary.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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Sat outside but had to actually go in to get served and ask to have my table cleaned. My coffee and toasted sandwhich were fine, but the waitress wasn't keen on the idea of bringing me a glass of tap water to have with my coffee, and actually I never did get it. It's a lovely spot for people watching or listening to the buskers at St Christopher's Place and good value for money for the area so still worth consideration. Makes a change from the chains!
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Highgate Cemetary (east) is a wonderful venue for photography. I took my new camera here on a gorgeously sunny day and spent a good hour photographing ivy covered gravestones, toppled headstones and odd shaped trees. It has an eerie haunting atmosphere: so much so that I'm not sure I'd like to be here alone as dusk began to fall. My only complaint is that there aren't many benches. I didn't like to sit on a gravestone for obvious reasons, but it was hot day and I couldn't find many places to rest. I was given a map at the entrance but to be honest I prefered to go off piste and see what I came across. I ended up seeing Karl Marx and George Eliot's grave anyway, even though I wasn't particularly looking for them. Do stop still and take some time out: I did that and a wondefully sleek black cat sauntered into view, looking as though it was used to the whole run of the cemetery.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I can only talk about this from the point of view of coffee and cake, but found it a great venue to sip and work. The coffee was excellent and my banana cake tasted deliciiously home-made, with a decent sized slab of it to boot. The staff seemed laid back but conscientious and, even though I was working away, the place has a nice, friendly atmosphere that makes you feel like talking to the people on the next table - and that's very unusual for London!
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reviewed 9 months ago